Jay Hyun '24


Major: East Asian Studies
College: Whitman
International Experience: DIS Copenhagen
Location: Copenhagen, Denmark

I am a senior in the East Asian Studies department with certificates in History and Practice of Diplomacy and Teacher Prep Program. I am originally from South Korea, and I moved to Rhode Island when I was 12 years old. I participated in the PIIRS Global Seminar program to Azerbaijan in the summer of 2022, and in the spring of 2023, I was studying abroad at DIS in Copenhagen, Denmark. I took a leadership class that sponsored a class trip to Lisbon for a week, a sociology class on European football, geopolitics class based on international political economy, a philosophy class at the Copenhagen University on Soren Kierkegaard, and lastly my core class on international law of armed conflict and humanitarian crisis, which included a full-week trip to Bosnia. Traveling is a big part of me, and every time I am abroad in a foreign, unfamiliar setting I become more resolute and extroverted. This way, I come across many new friendships and connections and most importantly perspectives that I would not have if I stayed in the US all my life. I like the idea that there is no limit to learning and new discoveries if I put myself in situations where discomfort of unfamiliarity pushes me to be more risk-taking and adventurous.


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